Carpenter's Wheel or Carpenter's Star

A brightly colored Carpenter's Wheel quilt blockA brightly colored Carpenter's Wheel quilt block Trades or occupations inspired the names of some quilt blocks. Carpentry was an essential trade in early America, as it is today. A Carpenter's Wheel is a measuring device, used to measure such things as fence lines, walls and wherever a tape measure won’t work well.

A Carpenter's Wheel quiltA Carpenter's Wheel quilt This pattern is also called “Carpenter’s Star”, among other names. This quilt square is mounted on the barn at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville.

Parks & Rec Staff installing the Carpenter's Wheel at Franklin Park Arts CenterParks & Rec Staff installing the Carpenter's Wheel at Franklin Park Arts Center

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